“Few men have souls so dead that they will not bother to look up when they hear the barking of wild Geese.” –Roger Tory Peterson
Twitter says, starting today, you’ll see “related headlines” appearing underneath tweets that have been embedded on websites.
There’s some confusion about whether these headlines will appear on websites or not. Some people, like Jay Rosen, hate the idea of embedding links to other people’s websites. Journalists aren’t going to like this.
Raise your hand if this will make it less likely that you will embed tweets in your posts and articles. http://t.co/dOtmSdqghD [raises hand]
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) August 19, 2013
But Twitter’s Mark S. Luckie says this only applies to tweets on Twitter, not on your website.
— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) August 19, 2013
Who is right? We should be able to test this by seeing if related headlines show up in this post.
“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”
- Roger Ebert
Fast Company asked me how I manage to be productive, which gave me a chance to explain how I use Evernote and Instapaper. Here’s their writeup:
Dylan Tweney, the executive editor at VentureBeat, said Evernote, the popular note-taking and archiving service, is his go-to productivity tool. “I use Evernote to collect everything I might possibly need to save for later, with the exception of emails–Gmail is fine for that. I store all of my important documents–from notes to interviews–in Evernote. I also use Evernote tags as a kind of to-do list: I have a set of tags that I can use to prioritize things that need to happen immediately or that Im waiting for someone else to finish: “1-next,” “2-soon,” “3-later,” “4-someday,” and “5-waiting”. When I get an email that I need to act on but cant respond to immediately, I forward it to my private Evernote address and then prioritize it,” said Tweney. “Finally, I use Instapaper liberally to save articles that I run across during the day, but dont have time to read during the busy hours. It sends stories to my Kindle automatically, so I always have something interesting to read on the train ride home or in the evening. That helps keep me focused on work, even when people are sharing fascinating things on Twitter and Facebook all day.”
“In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government’s indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This loophole was created intentionally by MIT and JSTOR, and was codified contractually in the piles of paperwork turned over during discovery.”
Links I posted to pinboard from April 8th through April 9th:
- While Everybody Was Flipping Out About Instagram-Facebook, AOL Closed Up 43% Today – Business Insider – While Everybody Was Flipping Out About Instagram-Facebook, AOL Closed Up 43% Today $AOL $MSFT by @MattRosoff
- South African Township Barbershops & Salons | Brain Pickings – A design ethnography of South African barber shops
- 19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately – Mental Floss – 19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately —
- Did everybody see what just happened? The pendulum has swung. –
Find Office Space – 42Floors – Did everybody see what just happened? The pendulum has swung. (@jasonfreedman / 42Floors)
- Untitled (http://www.techmeme.com/120408/p8#a120408p8) – Did everybody see what just happened? The pendulum has swung. (@jasonfreedman / 42Floors)
Links I posted to pinboard from April 5th through April 7th:
- Robot Cargo Ship’s Space Station Arrival: Big Pic : Discovery News – Looks like Ridley Scott science fiction, but real: Docking cargo ship at the ISS.
- Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs? | ZDNet – For new followers, I recommend this post from last year: Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs?
- Joke app Happy Poo finds some success on Android platform | VentureBeat – Was so much cooler when it was iPhone only RT @deantak: Joke app Happy Poo finds some success on Android platform:
- There’s a Pinterest for that – Also, don't miss our pinboard of Pinterest clones, "There's a Pinterest for that." by @kelly_heather
- Stuff I found online / Pinterest is now the third most popular social network. WTF? – Pinterest is now the third most popular social network. WTF?
- This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] | Cult of Mac – Finally read @DrCrypt's story, which kicked off the whole "Girls Around Me" controversy. A great read!
Links I posted to pinboard from April 2nd through April 5th:
- Stop Apps From Tracking You Without Your Knowledge Using Foursquare And Facebook [How-To] | Cult of Mac – How to stop Facebook etc from sharing your location
- Trolls should go to jail, says Arizona, and I agree | VentureBeat – Internet trolls should go to jail! says @jolieodell, throwing her support behind Arizona.
- iPhone crybabies need to shut up about Instagram on Android | VentureBeat – iPhone crybabies need to shut up about Instagram on Android by @sarahmitroff
- Project Glass: Google unveils its geeky augmented reality glasses | VentureBeat – if you wear no shirt and a leather jacket, no one will notice how stupid your Google AR glasses look. by @devindra
- Dylan’s Desk: Frustration and fragmentation rule the mobile industry — for now | VentureBeat – Frustration and fragmentation rule the mobile industry — for now. My latest column: #vbms
- What Obama told journalists at AP lunch | Poynter. – Obama on the most glaring, unsolved problem in political journalism today: fake symmetry
- VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit about to kick off. 180 top e… on Twitpic – VentureBeat's Mobile Summit about to kick off. 180 top execs & investors in one room
- U2′s Bono and The Edge revealed as investors in Dropbox | VentureBeat – What could make @dropbox even cooler? How about an investment from half of the band U2?
- The Ion Cannon Behind the Next Solar Revolution – Very cool: Using an ion cannon to shear off extremely thin slices of silicon wafer
Links I posted to pinboard from March 23rd through March 30th:
- "Game Of Thrones" Intro, With Lyrics – Never be sorry about sharing such a wonderful thing. RT @violetblue: @ryan @Veronica I am sorry – but here are lyrics:
- What Would Molydeux? – Loving #molyjam, a three-day global game jam based on the tweets of @petermolydeux.
- How much does Pinterest actually make? — Tech News and Analysis – Good spanking of how journalists can't comprehend VC valuation multiples MT PeterCHoran: Pinterest revenue & valuation:
- Generic Cats Traffic Slideshow [PHOTOS] [CATS] | The Awl – Brilliant. By Choire Sicha
- AT&T accused of using fake deaf people from Nigeria to scam the government out of millions | VentureBeat – Seriously, WTF: AT&T accused of using fake deaf people from Nigeria to scam the government out of millions by @tched
- The DeanBeat: Video games can be about love, not just violence | VentureBeat – Why can't we all just get along? RT @deantak: Video games can be about love, not just violence:
- Trayvon Martin: Obama Calls Shooting A ‘Tragedy’ | TPMDC – RT @joshtpm: Obama: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” via @TPM
Links I posted to pinboard from March 21st through March 22nd:
- Tumblelogs – Just for me, this is Why The Lucky Stiff commenting on @jkottke's early, definitive post on tumblelogs:
- For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks | Epicenter | Wired.com – why we need a Long-Term Stock Exchange: "@wired: For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks "
- Senators hear Verizon & Comcast’s weaksauce argument for approving the $3.6B spectrum deal | VentureBeat – No matter what happens in this $3.6B spectrum auction, the public will probably lose. via @TChed
- Angry Birds Space launches amid planet-wide marketing blitz | VentureBeat – Angry Birds Space launches amid planet-wide marketing blitz by @deantak
- I can’t stop reading this analysis of Gawker’s editorial strategy » Nieman Journalism Lab – Smart analysis of a smart strategy.